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Old 12-11-2006, 03:05 PM   #1
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Car Vacuum where to buy in GTA

I need to buy myself a car vacuum for christmas and need to know where to find a nice one. I have been to canadian tire and a few more stores but havnt found anything that can do the job.

So are there any hobby shops that may carry such a thing or any other stores that carry good car vacuums?
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Old 12-11-2006, 06:22 PM   #2
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I got the one I use commercially from Home Depot, it's this one:

http://www.homedepot.ca/webapp/wcs/s...k=P_PartNumber

The only con is that it is very large, but it has a ton of power.

Really your best bet afaik is to go to a Home Depot in the US. They have so many more options than us it's really sad. They actually have one I've been lusting over for quite some time due to it's power/size ratio:

http://www.homedepot.com/prel80/HDUS...4+3966&pos=n24

5hp, $100, and it's tiny. The guys at Autopia love it. I wish they offered it here.
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Old 12-11-2006, 08:52 PM   #3
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I would love to cross the border to go shopping in general but I have no time for such activities.
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Old 12-11-2006, 10:29 PM   #4
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I hear ya. Is the first one too large/too much $? What kind of budget do you have?
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Old 12-11-2006, 11:35 PM   #5
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I dunno I wanna spend maybe 50-150 max.
I think that is a good range to find something good.
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Old 12-12-2006, 02:44 PM   #6
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Ya, that should do it. Home Depot has a Rigid 34L 3.5HP for $90; that will tackle more interior jobs. I doubt it will have enough power to do a deep shampoo of carpets, but it'd definitely be more than enough to suck up any loose debris and maintain a car indefinitely. I'd also grab a couple accessories, particularly this guy:



It's good for small crevices.

The only other worthwhile one they have (imo) is the 60L 6.5hp one, but that's probably overkill for use on your own car only.

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I think that is a good range to find something good.
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Old 12-12-2006, 05:55 PM   #7
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I will go check out home Depot tomor after my exams. Thanks alot with your help
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Old 12-13-2006, 02:54 PM   #8
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what the hell?

i got the mini shark euro from canadian tire. it works great for vacuuming my car... and i got it on sale for like $35 (half price)

didnt know a car vacuum was so difficult to find.
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Old 12-13-2006, 02:56 PM   #9
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Pfft, all yall are suckers. I spend a loonie on those vacuums at the car wash.

It costs me a dollar, and I never have to clean it out.
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Old 12-13-2006, 03:03 PM   #10
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**** you, pirate hooker!
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Old 12-13-2006, 03:19 PM   #11
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Old 12-13-2006, 06:05 PM   #12
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Pfft, all yall are suckers. I spend a loonie on those vacuums at the car wash.

It costs me a dollar, and I never have to clean it out.
But you also have to drive to the car wash. I clean my car at home so thsi is a big plus for me. I also have a vacuum at home but its too big and I have to drag it with me and then return it. I want something that can stay in my garage year round.
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Old 12-13-2006, 09:35 PM   #13
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Shopvacs work great.
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Old 12-13-2006, 09:43 PM   #14
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I agree, I've been using a shop-vac for 10 years now, at home & at all the shops I've worked at
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Old 12-17-2006, 06:10 PM   #15
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get a shop vac from canadian tire they are the best vac you can get for your money
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